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Publisher's Summary

Why do men do what they do? The Amazing Development of Men helps you to understand men's behavior and gives you a new perspective so you can see men in a new way. Understand everything from "workaholics" to "mid-life crisis". Become more effective in choosing suitable mates. Have more love and harmony. Avoid disappointment. Respond well to the changes in men - including fathers, sons, husbands, men at work, and romantic interests.

This presentation is fast-paced, intriguing, and immediately useful for single and married women of all ages.

©2005 Alison Armstrong (P)2013 PAX Programs

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Prefer the longer version (Expanded Edition)

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I normally love Alison's narration and really enjoyed her narration of the longer version of this book. Unfortunately, for me personally, the narration of this book was difficult to listen to (sounded very scripted and the energy/tone are not what I'm used to from Alison). I would highly recommend the expanded edition of this book over this one.

What did you like best about this story?

The actual content is helpful (you can get even more good content from the expanded version)

How did the narrator detract from the book?

It sounded very scripted for me.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend the expanded version of the Amazing Development of Men. I was hoping I would feel comfortable recommending this version to several people in my life who may struggle to find the 3.5 hours needed for the expanded version, but I will continue to recommend the longer version over this one.

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Disappointed

I heard her speak at a woman's conference and was impressed with what she had to say.
This book is a very brief overview, then it becomes an advertisement for her $395 weekend workshop
I bought another of her audio books which I hope will be more helpful.

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  • KK
  • 03-09-13

Commercial for workshops

What would have made The Amazing Development of Men: How Men Change from Birth to Seniority and the Most Common Mistakes to Avoid better?

The information seemed totally geared to getting people to pay for workshops offered. Very little actual knowledge was revealed. I'd strong suggest "Keys to the Kingdom" rather than wasting time/money on this.

What was most disappointing about Alison A. Armstrong’s story?

A commercial advertisment

Any additional comments?

I love much of the information Ms Armstrong offers to her readers. I only wish some of her offerings didn't seem to only be a tease to buy into her workshops. I'd really like to have the information she has to share instead of feeling as if I must attend her classes to get the full picture.

That said, Keys to the Kingdom and Understanding Women made me want more. This selection was not helpful however.

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I thought this was going to be more informative

Very much just a quick review rather than a full book. I was expecting to learn some different information than just the highlights that I was already was aware of. I guess that's the updated book that has the larger amount of content. I will likely still purchase that one. I love Alison Armstrong's material!

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  • Hoffman
  • Houston, Texas United States
  • 10-09-17

I wish I would have heard this sooner

listening to this wisdom I feel I can now take my marriage to another level or levels deeply grateful

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Extra Information!!!!

It doesn't hurt to have extra information that may be helpful. I'm glad I got the audible version because it gives you the opportunity to return to the parts you want to explore further or you think require deeper listening. However, I wonder if the author accounted for the fact that several factors can delay, prolong or block any of these stages. Did she factor in culture? What about the men that are recovering from an injury? What about a veteran suffering from PTSD? What about the teenage boy with low self-esteem?

The information is helpful and I found myself saying, " ahhh" or "hmm interesting." Again, the info applies to some men, but not all men. Overall, I found it useful and will be exploring it further. However, I wouldn't make this my only source (definitely add it to your "toolbox").

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love it

I love it and will listen to it again as a refresher in how to communicate with men through the stages of their life!!

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decent info....not robust enough

this info was good, but not robust enough for the money spent. it seemed more like a book review, and under delivered for typical Alison Armstrong. A lot of plugs for the workshop, and I get the books because I am unable to attend workshops ..... would like to read more "how to"

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Illuminating

honestly, this concise audio presentation was exactly what I needed to hear in my life and relationship right now. I truly want to be a person more full of love and compassion and to cultivate greater harmony in my home and with my husband. I can honestly say this has unlocked understandings for me. I look forward to exploring and studying more content by this author. Thank you!

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  • Libby
  • 04-24-15

Lots of advertising

About half of this felt like it was just a marketing ploy for the related workshop. Perhaps the book is better than the audio???